The baby is teething, or not feeling well, or demonically posessed, or something. She hasn't slept more than four hours at a time since Tuesday and every night is awake almost hourly, with a rousing fit of screaming around two AM, lasting for about 45 minutes. The husbeast and I look like zombies (and feel like it, too) and of course the baby's perky as heck in daylight. Maybe we should hang some garlic around her neck tonight.
There was no hand specialist visit yesterday (though I really liked the suggestion that I tell the doc that my knuckles are red due to allgergies - I'm gonna try that). The baby-sitter fell through and I called to reschedule with her howling in the background... I apologized for rescheduling on short notice, but I'm sure the receptionist hung up the phone and thought "Thank goodness she didn't bring that screaming kid here today."
Anyway. I went out and run errands, and while in the Jeep the baby magically shut up, so we went for a drive.
Patriot's Point Park is where the Cooper River meets the Atlantic, on the northern side. They've got an old WW2 aircraft carrier parked there and overhauled as a museum, the USS Yorktown. (The Yorktown web site makes noise, so if you're at work, click with caution.)
There is no real way to communicate how big an aircraft carrier is, without standing a person on the deck of one. But you see the little white dot at the end of the howitzer? That's a full-sized van, parked on the pier, next to the ship.
We also drove across the new Arthur Ravenel Bridge to get there:
This is a lousy photo; there are better ones on the web site. It's a really nice bridge, four lanes in either direction. At night they uplight it from the roadway and it looks like it's floating in the air. Very cool.
I also caught a riverboat going upstream, but it was far away and teeny tiny.
Other than that, knitting continues on the lace and sweater.
There is a small black something floating in the bottom of my tea cup. I'm telling myself it's a tea leaf, and not an ant.
...I just finished uploading all the photos and now there are two specks in the bottom of my tea cup. Hmmm.